Key Dates for 2017

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Key Dates for 2017

2nd May 2017

1 May

You must not carry out hedge or tree coppicing, or hedge laying from this date. (GAEC7a and 7c)*

1 May

Crop diversification period and ecological focus area (EFA) period for nitrogen fixing crops begins (until 30 June).

15 May

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2017 application deadline to avoid late claim penalties.

Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship annual claim deadline.

You can now claim Countryside Stewardship payments online. This online service should be used to submit Countryside Stewardship annual revenue claims and any capital claims.

31 May

Deadline to make certain changes to a BPS application submitted by 15 May without receiving a penalty.

Deadline to make written changes to ES or CS claims submitted by 15 May without receiving a penalty.

9 June

Deadline for late BPS applications or late amendments (with penalties). Any applications or supporting evidence received after this date will not be accepted.

Deadline for late CS or ES applications or late amendments (with penalties). Any applications or supporting evidence received after this date will not be accepted.

*GAEC = Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition

For more detail on the information provided, please go to the relevant sections of ‘The guide to cross compliance in England 2017’ and ‘Basic Payment Scheme: rules for 2017’.

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